Om,Suastiastu… Ubud is truly the heartland of Bali, both geographically and culturally. Ancient costumes, a rich artistic heritage, and warm hospitality converge in the symbolic heart of the island. Add to this the endless views lush green rice paddies and forests, and visitors will begin to understand the mystical beauty for which Ubud is famous. Ubud’s scenic countryside consists of gently sloping hills and picturesque rice paddies, which offer great walking and cycling trails. Take a tour and discover the smaller villages around central Ubud that still contain groups of artisan families – an exciting way to see Balinese art in the making. Ubud is also the ideal place to take in Balinese dance. The Legong, Ramayana, and Kecak are performed nightly in and around the Ubud area, the most accessible venue being the Puri Saren Agung ( Ubud Palace ) in central Ubud. For the more active traveler, Ubud also has a choice of outward-bound pursuits. The rushing waters of Ayung River are ideal for a day of rafting. For wildlife lovers, must-sees include the Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park in southern Ubud, the sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in central Ubud, and the Elephant Safari Park to the north. Thanks. Om,Shanti,shanty,Shanti,Om.
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